Pema Khandu sworn in as youngest CM of Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh today get its youngest Chief Minister after Congress legislator Pema Khandu was sworn in as the lawmaker to head the state in the country.

Apart from him on the occasion legislator, Chowna Mein also sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of the Arunachal Pardesh.

Son of former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, the 37-years-old Khandu was administered the oaths of office and secrecy by the Governor Tathagata Roy during the ceremony at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhawan on Sunday.

After taking oath, Khandu while talking to media persons said age is never going to be an issue in his governance and he will run the state administration very well if he has the support of all his legislators.

“I wish all the best to Pema Khandu… we’ll co-operate with him for the development of Arunachal Pradesh,” Former Chief Minister Khaliko Pul said.

The ceremony was attended by former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Speaker of the state legislative assembly Nabam Rebia, besides senior Congress leaders.

Tuki, who resigned from his post to make way for Pema Khandu in a bid to get the support of the rebel legislators who had defected from the Congress to unseat Tuki.

Earlier, Tuki resigned as Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, and proposed the name of Khandu as the next CLP leader.

The proposal was supported by all the 44 legislators, including 15 Congress and 29 dissident Congress legislators who had joined the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) in February.